Terms of Service with your tutor, Muhammad Ali

Lesson Schedules

I run two separate schedules: My main schedule runs during the school term where I tutor each student once per week at the same time each week (I do not do lessons fortnightly).

Lessons run from Monday to Saturday with limited availability on Sundays. All lesson times during the regular school term are guaranteed until the end of the academic year, save any exceptional circumstances.

Those that book lessons on Saturdays or Sundays please note for scheduling purposes the first weekend of the school holidays is deemed a term-time slot. Should you wish to go away you need to provide notice prior to each billing cycle. Billing cycles are aligned with each of the half terms as per Islington state schools term dates.

My secondary schedule is discretionary and runs during the school holidays. There is no obligation to take lessons during holidays. For those that want or need lessons they are offered on a first come, first served basis – typically from 8am to 6pm Monday to Saturday – and tend to fill up very quickly. For adult learners, sixth-formers, home educators or for those with flexibility within their timetable, I am happy to arrange for lessons during the daytime – typically 9am to 3pm on weekdays.

If you require ad hoc lessons I will try to accommodate you, subject to availability, or last-minute cancellations. If you are able to be flexible, I can notify you and if you’re able, you will be able to use that slot.

In addition to Maths and Physics, which I teach to A Level, I also teach Chemistry to GCSE. Furthermore, I have a team of tutors that teach other subjects.

If this is of interest, feel free to ask me directly and I’ll be happy to help you.

PLEASE NOTE: The above scheduling requirements do not apply to GAMSAT or GMAT, which are scheduled per student requirement.

Rates

My hourly rates as follows:

Pay What You Can (PWYC) – Many of my lessons are offered on a PWYC basis. This means what you can reasonably afford per lesson for the half term ahead. There are no fixed fees.

All one to one (face to face and online) tuition: £100

Friendship Group Tuition for 2 Students (‘Pairs’): £100 (£50 per student)

Small Group Tuition for 3 Students (‘Triples’): £120 (£40 per Student)

Online Group Classes / Courses: PWYC unless otherwise stated

Adult Tuition and Professional Courses such as GAMSAT and GMAT £125

Ad Hoc One to One Tuition is available with a 10% premium over lessons booked by the term.

Cancellation

Once you’ve had a paid-taster lesson and are happy to commit to weekly 1:1 lessons cancellations during term time are not permitted. If you have a known appointment that clashes with our lesson time you must provide at least 48 hours’ notice. I shall endeavour to reschedule within that billing cycle. If I offer multiple slots and you are unable to attend that lesson will be forfeited. Lessons cancelled within the 48 hours are subject to full charge and may not be deferred. This includes on the day illness.

I reserve the right to give away a slot where there are repeated cancellations or no-shows. Whilst this scenario is rare, I’m sure you’ll understand the need to offer the slot to a committed student.

In the rare circumstance a lesson has to be cancelled by myself, I will give you as much notice as possible. I will endeavour to rearrange the lesson. If that is not possible I will reduce the next invoice by the amount of the lesson.

For 1:1, and group classes and courses, fees are payable in advance and are non-refundable.

Termination

For those sitting public or entrance exams, tuition will cease either following the end of the public or entrance exams or by mutual agreement if sooner. Agreed fees remain payable.

For those not sitting public or entrance exams, tuition will cease by mutual agreement and with agreed fees payable.

If at any point within the school year you wish to terminate your child’s tuition, you are required to give written notice a minimum of 2 weeks prior to the end of any billing cycle. Fees for the half-term period are non-refundable.

I reserve the right to end our agreement with appropriate notice per the above.

Lesson Duration & Fee Schedule

Lessons are typically an hour long and are to be paid for by bank transfer in advance of the lesson. You may try an initial paid taster session to begin, and thereafter, I ask parents to pay in half-termly instalments for the ease of all concerned.